Originally Posted by DaHarder
This 'alleged' new iPhone simply looks like a slightly elongated version of the now 2-year-old iPhone 4/4S with a few tweaks here and there - Which is hardly anyhting remotely ground-breaking/innovative and it's beginning to appear that there's a certain degree of complacency in the Apple design deparment lately.
Time for Apple to start to 'Think Different' again.
Anyway... It'll likely sell well enough (merely because it's an Apple product), but it's becoming pretty obvious that the once creative arm of Apple is (seemingly) coming up very short on interesting ideas as of late (to include iOS 6), while competitors are truly advancing the state of mobile device technology/design.
Come on Cook, Ivy and Company... Surely there are still a few great (design) ideas left in you.
I am only using "Mr." due to previous posts.
I went to school with people who majored in marketing. That was pretty cool because the things that were apparently studied there were the biggest mistakes. From what I've been told, Coke has the biggest flub in this respect. Would you like to know why?
Apparently a long time ago they decided to change Coke. They did a consumer study to people similar to those on this forum. (stretching, but close). Apparently they stopped making Coke and started making 'The New Coke'.
Quess what? No one bought it. It was a failed product. The stock dropped beyond sickening and it just sat on the shelves after people had their first taste.
Pepsi was in its glory!
Apple has really isolated themselves in their phone and tablet venture because they continue to offer their previous existing product along side the new one. However, as I pointed out that's marketing 101. College level marketing. Apparently someone at Apple went to college. ...go figure.
So when YOU decide they need to radically change the best selling piece of hardware in the world, maybe you should keep a college level "text book case" in mind.
Now, for my own personal query, if you had something that "sold like hot cakes", how much would you change it? I've read your posts for a long time before I started posting. You seem sane... Imagine yourself selling the best product in the world and no one is even close... How would you radically change it?
Don't think of it as what "you" per say wold buy. Everyone else is grabbing it as fast as you could make it. How much would you really change it?